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Have A Plan Stan... Don’t Scrimp on Vehicle Maintenance OR Roadside Assistance

AAA members have just that -a plan! Actually AAA has 3 plans you can choose from that are $58, $84 or $110 per year. When you are on the side of the road there is a good chance you will need a tow truck. The average tow bill runs about $85. You could spend that for a yearly membership that includes a whole list of roadside benefits and discounts. Secondly, A well-maintained vehicle not only last longer, it also retains more of its resale value, helps avoid roadside breakdowns and costly repairs. “It’s tempting to avoid car maintenance, but that’s not a financially sound method to manage the big investment you’ve made in your vehicle,” notes Tony Molla, VP of communications for the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). “Surveys of our certified technicians show that a well-maintained vehicle lasts longer, retains more of its resale value, pollutes less, and gets better mileage than one tha ... read more

How To Find A Good Repair Shop When You Are Out-of-Town?

Out-of-town breakdowns can leave you in a panic on not knowing what to do. Here is a short list of things that may help you out. 1. Google "Roadside Assistance" for the area you are in. RA can help with jump starts, changing a tire, and other services that can be handled on the side of the road. They can also help keep you safe with their presence. They can also call for a tow or direct you to a close shop. 2. Look for a AAA Approved Auto Repair Shop. Even if you are not a AAA member it still helps to do business with a AAA Shop. AAA Shops have to go through an approval process and keep a 97% Customer Satisfaction rating to stay approved.  3. Sallas Auto has a Nationwide Warranty, so if something has failed that we have serviced, look for a NAPA Approved Facility. Show them your receipt for services completed at Sallas Auto Repair. The warranty covers parts and labor on qualifying repairs for 24 Months/24,000 miles ... read more

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